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The Awakening

Forced birthers encircle pro-choice activists in an effort to invade and disrupt the pro-choice demonstration at the Texas Capitol rotunda, July 12, 2013 1:58 p.m., two hours after it began. Ultimately, pro-choice activists prevailed as the invaders were repelled. The rotunda protest began at noon on July 12, 2013 and continued into the early hours of July 13, 2013, after the final Senate vote on HB2 was taken. Image: Copyright 2013, Gary Oldham.

A veteran women’s rights activist describes her time in the chaotic Texas Capitol rotunda in the hours before the Senate vote.  It is 11:28 a.m. and hot as hell outside when I finally pass through one of four security checkpoints at the Texas Capitol on Friday, July 12, the day of the big showdown on the Senate floor. Thousands of people have already entered the Capitol before me. Dressed in...


Attitude Reflects Leadership- Moving Forward

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Attitude Reflects Leadership   The election is over, the results are in and the people have spoken. President Obama won the electoral vote by a distinct margin as well as the popular vote- although, admittedly by a lesser margin. The people also made their voices heard in several key Senate races, rejecting the misogynistic, xenophobic attitudes of the Todd Akins and Joe Walsh’s of the ...


Reality Bites – Lessons From November 6th

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Democrats had an amazing election night, so much so one would think Republicans would be doing some serious soul searching. Instead what are we hearing? • We lost our momentum due to Sandy • Our country is made up of more “takers” than “makers” with those takers just wanting free stuff. • We weren’t anti-abortion enough • The liberal media is in the bag for Obama • D...


a cranky theory on Paul Ryan’s jobs plan, and why I have trouble sleeping at night

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  Reflecting on the religion/abortion question from the VP debate, Ryan said that (flip flop alert!) he WOULD allow abortion in cases of rape, incest, and life of the mother. Note that he said life of the mother, not health of the mother, which are two different things-- if the fetus isn't definitely going to kill the woman, there's a chance she won't get the abortion she still needs, or w...


One Woman’s Demand

One Woman's Demand

Women have not been treated as full citizens of these United States from the inception of this country, and our Declaration of Independence and Constitution through the amendment process, did not remedy these deficiencies, our lives have been restricted unduly because of false information and invalid ideas which depicted women as inferior human beings in mind and body incapable of self determi...


Arguing About Exceptions

Rape is Rape

Last week, another white male Republican congressman stuck his foot in his mouth a la Todd "Legitimate Rape" Akin. Rep. Joe Walsh (R - IL), who already has lady problems in the form of $100,000 in unpaid child support, caused quite a furor when he said that it is never necessary to perform an abortion to save a woman's life, because of advances in technology. When reporters asked him if he was...


Silence No More

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The first thing an abusive man teaches “his” woman is to be silent. I am sitting here wondering if I dare make this analogy.  I do not wish to make light of those women who find themselves trapped in the reality of abuse so please do not make the assumption that I am not aware.  I have seen the harm that a man can do to a woman or a child and somehow justify it in his demented diseased mi...


Discovering Courage: An Abortion Provider’s Daughter

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    The first time I answered the question, “Nice to meet you. What do you do?” with the complete, whole truth I found it hard to breathe. I waited to see the faces change, the hand pull away. That was because, until that moment, when I first met people, I never revealed my full job description. To my relief, no one attacked me, judged me, or even looked at me strangely. I didn...


A Poem for the Cause

Uteri Unite Us you lust for my potential vessel bowl in which to plant vase of the wilted contents that I wish emptied you long to quench an immense thirst for what has always been for what will always be Mine you want to enter the hollow cave stake it out build a democratic infrastructure in which I have no vote I unfold the layers of time that covers my arrow, my flint the han...


Daily Round-Up

Daily Round-Up - June 20, 2012

Wondering what's going on with the attack on women's rights?  UniteWomen.org brings you some of the latest news on many of the issues in the War on Women! I'm Not Just a Key Demographic Already this summer, I'm observing cheesy, schmaltzy, one-size-fits-all attempts to court women voters. Many campaigns seem to reach from the same old tired bag of tricks every time they want to reach o...


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